M&S Collection Wool Blend Double Breasted Bouclé Long Coat
wool blend coat
I really needed a coat that was not the normal stormwear that I wear most of the winter, something a little more "dressy". This fits the bill as it is quite versitile you can dress it down with jeans and boots but still looks good with skirts and dresses.
It is true to size and a good material although I would have liked more wool content which would have given it a little extra on the warmth front.
All in all I am pleased with the purchase and would reccommed it to others.
29 November 2013
Wish it were brown
A lightweight wool blend lined with a creamy gold polyester. I’m still awaiting a brown coat from any retailer but gave this a try. Being black mix I hoped it would be fine but black simply doesn’t suit my complexion. For once no unnecessary back vent – this length of coat doesn’t need one. Also no excess material or cumbersome neckline. 95cm length was ideal for me but some might prefer 100cm. Faux leather trims usually first split and then flake off. I suspect this will happen over time with the trims. It could have had more wool (this has just 55%) and contain some cashmere. Dislike the oddly rubbery texture of the buttons. This season has delivered baby pink, yellow and buttermilk coats. How delightful and practical! I’m convinced there’s a sinister designer/dry cleaner coalition intent on liberating as much cash as they can from fashion-following females. I’ll save my money for my one brown coat. It will probably cost much more than £85–£99 when I do eventually find one.
08 October 2013
Nice but small
This is a nice coat with the leather trim which makes it attractive. I am a size 16 UK but purchased a size 18 to go over a suit or a dress for the more colder weather. However, it runs small. It runs small in the arms and chest area [I am a size 36A cup] which is not good if you are using as an over outter coat. Would recommend going up a size.
03 October 2013
Warm everyday winter coat-love it!
I am really pleased with this coat and have had lots of compliments. This coat looks very smart and elegant for work and everyday use. The faux trim makes it look more expensive than it was and the material is quite thick and warm for colder days. Does not crease and bits don't seem to stick to the material eg hair. This coat could have been 2-3" longer as I am 5'4" and it just covers my knees, but all the M&S long coats seem to be this length this year. Would have been good to have had a choice of lengths.
28 September 2013